The Craddock Center exists to enrich the lives of the people of Southern Appalachia through programs of education, cultural enhancement, and service, encouraging communities, families, and children to advance educationally, socially, and spiritually.

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The Craddock Center is a non-profit organization serving the needs of people in Southern Appalachia. To do so, the Center enlists professionals from across the country and mobilizes talented people within the community to offer programs to address basic physical needs, to encourage self improvement and career enhancement, and to nourish cultural enrichment. Named for Fred and Nettie Craddock, the Craddock Center was created in 2001 by action of the Board of Cherry Log Christian Church.

Dr. Fred Craddock is minister emeritus of Cherry Log Christian Church in Cherry Log Georgia. He is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Much sought after as a lecturer, he has delivered the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Clarmeont School of Theology, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, The Schaff Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt, the Westervelt Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary and Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion. Dr. Craddock has traveled the World giving lectures in many Countries. Dr. Craddock has written a number of books and contributed articles to various journals.

The Center operates with its own Board of Directors, generates its own funds, and determines its own programs. Gifts to the Craddock Center are tax deductible.